Pyongyang resident surprised to learn Kim Jong Un traveling to South for summit
With the inter-Korean summit beginning on the morning of April 27, Daily NK has conducted a brief interview with a Pyongyang resident named Jo Mun Chol (alias) to learn more about what ordinary North Koreans think of the historic meeting.
News of the Moon-Kim meeting has been presented to North Koreans through state media, but this particular resident told Daily NK that the fact Kim would be crossing into South Korean territory was a very surprising point.
"I heard that President Moon would be traveling to North Korea," he said, adding that according to current rumors, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump would also be traveling to the North for meetings.
Talk of unification has become more common these days as North Koreans discuss the inter-Korean summit, though opinions are reportedly mixed as to whether or not it will actually happen, or just how difficult it will be.
In addition to talk of North-South relations, residents have also begun to carry more hope of improved relations with China. Some have suggested that North Korea can learn from China's development experience, hoping that economic development of their country will follow. ......